Sunday, 4 October 2015

Weekly Meal Planner

Ok ok I know. It's been waaaaaay to long but now things are finally getting back on track I have managed to get myself back into the routine of a meal plan and not only is it helping the house run smoothly, it's also saved us a fortune from all the take out we we're buying for 'convenience.'

As always, planning the weeks meals around after school clubs, appointments, work etc isn't easy but it definitely makes for a more harmonious household in the evenings. So without further ado here is this weeks meal plan.

Spaghetti Bolognese and salad

Pizza, dough balls and salad

Beef stew, dumplings and homemade bread

Sausages, mash and onion gravy

Bacon, onion and mushroom quiche, wedges and beans

Shepherds pie and mixed veg

Jerk chicken, rice and peas, plantain and vegetables

What's on your menu for the coming week?

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Happy New Year!!

Well wow, hasn't the time flown!

It has been a few months( 6 actually) since I last blogged which I know is waaaay too long but there have been big changes in our household that have made it really difficult to get anything other than the essentials done. No, no, no, not that, we haven't had a baby!
I've gone from a full time work at home mum to a full time working at a 9-5 job mum.
Whilst I absolutely loved the flexibility of being a WAHM and the opportunities it offered, I was starting to feel like I had lost a bit of me and with little monster starting year 1 in September I felt it was a now or never decision.
I had originally applied for a job in a school not too far from home but after being offered it the reality of not being able to take time off to see the kids performances or taking days here and there not to mention the 8am start(childcare would have been a nightmare) I had to turn the job down....but literally a week later the same school called me and offered me a job in the on-site children's centre - Perfect!
The job is extremely flexible, a 20 minute bus ride from home and what's more the small team of people that I work with are absolutely amazing.
I won't lie, there have been bumps along the way and the biggest heartache was putting little monster into breakfast and after school club, meaning I can't drop him off and pick him up from school everyday but generally this job has brought tons of positives into the household.
We find ourselves appreciating each other more and wanting to spend more quality time with each other, our scheduling has got rather good and I've found that little bit of me again!

I've been here since the end of August now and am loving every minute of it. Finally we have established a routine that works for us and family life is settling back down...for now.

M xx

Friday, 18 July 2014

Rambling Mummy Loves

If like me you are celebrating the sun in your gorgeous summer sandals then its only right that you have a gorgeous pedicure to match.
Between having my professional pedicures in the shop I have been trying my hardest to maintain that silky soft look and feel.
Here are my top 3 foot care products, guaranteed to have your fabulous feet in tip top condition.

I absolutely love this stuff. After a soak I love to give my feet a good scrub with this scrub. Whilst it has a strong smell of peppermint the scrub itself has a fabulously firm texture which gets rid of any dead or dry skin.

Now we all know that Shea butter is great for the skin but this foot cream is absolutely amazing!
While its not one of the cheapest creams around it is one of the creams that does actually work. Definitely worth treating yourself to!

Now you can't make such a big fuss of having beautifully soft feet without an amazing
Nail colour. Max Factor's gorgeous bright orange nail colour is sure to be a hit this summer and just £3.99 at Superdrugs.

No excuses, let's get our feet fit for summer!

M xx

Monday, 12 May 2014

100 Happy Days Challenge

Since January I have noticed very simple but beautiful pictures with the hash tag 100 happy days on various social media sites. When I asked what it was all about  I got a very simple response "Post 1 picture for the next 100 days of something that makes you smile; a picture of your kids, their smile, a flower, your pet, even your dinner!"
It's so easy to take the simple things in life for granted that something like this makes you stop and enjoy the little, precious moments in life.

The reason I have put it off for so long is with everything we have going on at the moment I just knew I wouldn't be able to keep up with it but now with our upcoming nuptials, the launch of our new family business around the corner and the children doing so well at school, now is the perfect time for my 100 happy days.

 Day 1


You can keep up with my 100 happy days on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Feel free to send me links to your #100happydays

M xx

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Weekly Meal Planner

Oh dear, I didn't realise it had been quite so long.
Things have been as hectic around here as usual but I'm back with this weeks meal planner!

Weekly Meal Planner

Chicken noodles

Lasagne, pasta and sweetcorn and salad

Pork chops, roast potatoes, carrots and peas

Sausage, mash and bwans(with onion gravy of course!)

Chilli con carne with Mexican rice, salsa and tortilla chips

Turkey drummers, chips and beans

Roast beef and yorkshires with all the trimmings

M xx

What's on your menu this week?

Our Easter Hols

Our Easter Holiday in pics!

And finally...


How was your Easter break?

                             M xx